Network Know-How is every computer user’s guide to designing, mapping, and maintaining a trouble-free network. Author and veteran networking consultant John Ross takes readers through the nuts and bolts of networks, explaining how to run cables, set up Wi-Fi access points, configure file sharing and printing, and implement security.
Those new to networks as well as those who have accidentally fallen into network administration will find Network Know-How an invaluable resource. Readers learn how to:
- Configure network adapters, hubs, switches, and routers
- Connect computers running any operating system, whether Mac OS X, Linux, or Windows
- Assign IP addresses automatically
- Share music, photos, documents, and printers
- Automate household appliances and distribute digital audio and video to a home entertainment center
- Troubleshoot network slowdowns and failed connections.
Network Know-How covers both wired and wireless networks and even includes advanced topics like DHCP, creating simple intranets, and stringing Ethernet cables. No matter which operating system readers use—and even if they haven’t even installed or run a network before—they’ll get everything they need to know in Network Know-How.